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Newton Minow

My Wife And I Ran Into The Obamas On Their First Date

Newton N. Minow | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
Newton N. Minow

"Southside With You" is a charming, witty, and heartwarming movie of the Obamas' first date. My wife Jo and I saw them that night, and the movie has two characters based on us, a couple who run into Barack and Michelle at a movie. This is what really happened.

Why The Sesame Street/HBO Partnership Is Good For Kids

Newton N. Minow | Posted 08.27.2016 | Media
Newton N. Minow

For several years now, the most innovative programming on television has come from cable programmers, not broadcasters. Understanding that, Sesame Workshop has made a bold and creative move.

Caro Is Right About LBJ: I Know, I Was There

Newton N. Minow | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Newton N. Minow

Simply put, the LBJ I knew hungered for power, and knew he knew how to use it. The Kennedy I knew grudgingly but genuinely admired LBJ's ability. Robert Caro's book reminded me of a sad conversation I had with LBJ during the time he was languishing in the vice presidency.

'A Vast Wasteland': 50th Anniversary Of A Classic Speech

The New York Times | JAMES WARREN | Posted 07.07.2011 | Media

Sitting high above the Loop with Newton Minow, I realized that history buried his lede -- to his everlasting good fortune....

Madoff Victim List Includes Over 2 Dozen Chicagoans

The Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

More than two dozen Chicagoans are among the thousands of individuals and companies listed as customers of Bernard Madoff's firm, according to reports...

Our Long National Nightmare is Over

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

It turns out that a lot of people in my circle knew all about this Barack Obama long before I did. All I had to do was listen and be smart enough to remember.